union is strength

President Barack Obama greets AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka before a meeting with the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House on February 24

White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

6 Responses to “union is strength”

  1. February 24, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I wish people would realize that because of the unions, we have 40-hour work weeks, lunch and break times, and safer workplaces. To be against what unions stand for is to be against yourself, your family, neighbors and friends.

  2. 2 barb
    February 24, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Yes Jackie, also no more child labor. What people don’t realize is non union workers tapped into these benefits and otherwise wouldn’t have them if it wasn’t for Unions.

    From the mid-1600’s on into the present labor unions have played an important role in the economy of the United States and led to the creation of many labor laws that protect the rights of workers and guarantee safeguards to continue that protection on into the future. They have had such a positive impact for workers that Franklin D. Roosevelt is quoted as saying, “If I went to work in a factory, the first thing I would do is join a union.”

    Read more at Suite101: Labor Unions in the United States: Unions’s Provide Benefits for Workers Past, Present and Future http://www.suite101.com/content/labor-unions-in-the-united-states-a75099#ixzz1EvH8KW6V

    • 3 barb
      February 24, 2011 at 6:44 pm

      Oh, I also wanted to add that I love that picture of President Obama hugging Richard Trumka.

      • 5 Eleroy
        February 24, 2011 at 11:14 pm

        Great picture even as the Frustrati led by Lawrence O’donnell and Ed are still screeching about the President going to Wisconsin to join the revolt.

        Ed and lawrence are not the brightest bulbs in the pack and are so short-sighted and silly they actually do progressives a great disservice!!!

  3. 6 Sonjia Duncan
    February 24, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I really don’t know if they realize how disrespectful they are of the Office of the President. They want to tell Our President what he got to do. Really every email I receive that tell me to tell the President what to do I unsubscribe. My President knows what he is doing and what he should be doing. I am confident of that.

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